November Joy 21: Love What You Have

When you love what you have, you have everything you need.
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I hope this musing finds you in good health and spirits. In continuation of the November Joy Series, here’s an anonymous quote that has inspired me a lot in my life and work:

“When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”

– Jaachị Anyatọnwụ

This quote reminds me to be grateful for the things that I have, rather than chasing after the things that I don’t. It also helps me to focus on the quality of my life rather than the quantity of my possessions. It teaches me to appreciate the simple joys of life, such as reading a good book, listening to a beautiful song, or spending time with my loved ones.

I believe that when we love what we have, we are happier, more content, and more fulfilled. We are also more generous, compassionate, and kind. We are able to share our gifts and talents with others and make a positive impact on the world.

I want to challenge you to reflect on this quote and ask yourself the following questions:

Do I love what I have?
Do I have everything I need?
Do I delight in the littlest things I have?
Am I so anxious about what I need that I forget to be grateful for what I already have?

If your answers are 90% negative, what can you do to change that? How can you cultivate a mindset of gratitude and abundance?

To help you with this, I have written a poem based on this quote. I hope you enjoy it and find some inspiration from it.

Love What You Have

Love what you have
And you will have everything you need
The sun that warms your skin
The air that fills your lungs
The water that quenches your thirst
The food that nourishes your body
The earth that supports your feet
The sky that lifts your eyes
The stars that guide your dreams
The moon that soothes your soul

Love what you have
And you will have everything you need
The books that enrich your mind
The music that moves your heart
The art that expresses your soul
The words that communicate your thoughts
The stories that inspire your imagination
The poems that touch your emotions
The wisdom that shapes your character
The knowledge that empowers your actions

Love what you have
And you will have everything you need
The family that loves you unconditionally
The friends that support you faithfully
The partner that shares your life
The children that brighten your days
The pets that comfort you
The mentors that guide you
The colleagues that collaborate with you
The community that welcomes you

Love what you have
And you will have everything you need
The gifts that make you unique
The talents that make you useful
The passions that make you alive
The values that make you honourable
The goals that make you motivated
The achievements that make you proud
The challenges that make you grow
The opportunities that make you hopeful

Love what you have
And you will have everything you need
The faith that sustains you
The hope that encourages you
The love that fills you
The peace that calms you
The joy that delights you
The gratitude that humbles you
The forgiveness that heals you
The grace that blesses you

Love what you have
And you will have everything you need

Thank you for reading this newsletter. I hope it has given you some food for thought and some inspiration for your life. If you liked it, please share it with your friends and family. If you have any feedback, questions, or comments, please feel free to shoot me an email. I would love to hear from you.

Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay happy.

With ❤️,
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ

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